NEW YORK (Source: MICHELLE CONLIN, AP Business Writers, PALLAVI GOGOI, AP Business Writers) — Lawmakers and enforcement agencies called for hearings and further investigation Tuesday after learning that the illegal practice known as robo-signing has continued in the mortgage industry.The Associated Press reported on Monday that county officials in at least three states — Massachusetts, North Carolina and Michigan — say they have received thousands of mortgage documents with questionable signatures since last fall. That’s when forged signatures and false affidavits — also called robo-signing — led to a temporary halt to foreclosures. Banks and mortgage processers promised to stop the practice. But the findings of the county officials indicate that robo-signing is still a widespread problem.

Source: MICHELLE CONLIN, AP Business Writers, PALLAVI GOGOI, AP Business Writers

Updated 10:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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